The Washington Times - September 12, 2011, 11:10AM

Rookie camp is an exercise for Capitals rookies, but real camp for Bruce Boudreau’s team starts Saturday morning.

The Caps on Monday released the schedule and roster for camp, which does not include details for a Duchesne Cup, which became a tradition over recent years.

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Here’s the roster by group, not counting the handful of rookies who will most likely stick around (Cody Eakin, Dmitry Orlov, Mattias Sjogren and Stan Galiev). Rosters could change on a daily basis, and rookies should be added later.

Team A

G Michal Neuvirth

D Tom Poti (status uncertain)

D John Erskine

D Patrick Wellar

D Roman Hamrlik

D Patrick McNeill

D Mike Green

D Sean Collins

LW Alex Ovechkin

LW D.J. King

LW Kyle Greentree

C Nicklas Backstrom

C Brooks Laich

C Marcus Johansson

C Jay Beagle

RW Mike Knuble

RW Alexander Semin

Team B

G Tomas Vokoun

G Braden Holtby

D Dennis Wideman

D Karl Alzner

D Zach Miskovic

D Julien Brouillette

D John Carlson

LW Jason Chimera

LW Jacob Micflickier

C Jeff Halpern

C/W Matt Hendricks

C 85 Mathieu Perreault

C/W Christian Hanson

RW Troy Brouwer

RW Joel Ward

RW 67 Matthew Ford

RW 54 Joel Rechlicz

LW/RW Chris Bourque

Team C

G Dany Sabourin

D Phil Oreskovic

D Paul Baier

LW Andrew Carrol

LW Maxime Lacroix

C Keith Aucoin

RW Boyd Kane

RW Graham Mink

And here’s the schedule:

Saturday, Sept. 17: Group A practice 9:15 a.m., Group B practice 11:15 a.m., Group C practice 1:15 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 18: Group B practice 9:45 a.m., Group C practice 11 a.m., Group A practice 1 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 19: Group B practice 9:45 a.m., Group A practice 11 a.m., Group C practice 12:15 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 20: 10:45 a.m. scrimmage (Kettler), 11 a.m. morning skate (1st Mariner Arena), 7 p.m. Baltimore Hockey Classic vs. Nashville

Wednesday, Sept. 21: 9 a.m. morning skate, 10:15 a.m. practice, 11:45 a.m. practice, 7 p.m. Game at Columbus

Thursday, Sept. 22: 10 a.m. practice, 11:45 a.m. practice

Friday, Sept. 23: 10 a.m. morning skate, 11:15 a.m. practice, 8:30 p.m. Game at Chicago

Saturday, Sept. 24: 10 a.m. practice, 10 a.m. Caps Convention

Sunday, Sept. 25: 10 a.m. Practice, 11:45 a.m. practice

Monday, Sept. 26: 10 a.m. morning skate, 11:15 a.m. Practice, 7 p.m. Game vs. Columbus

Tuesday, Sept. 27: 10:30 a.m. Practice

Wednesday, Sept. 28: 10 a.m. Morning Skate, 8 p.m. Game at Nashville

Thursday, Sept. 29: 11 a.m. Practice

Friday, Sept. 30: 10 a.m. Morning Skate (Verizon Center); 7 p.m. Game vs. Buffalo

Saturday, Oct. 1: 11 a.m. Practice

Sunday, Oct. 2: 5 p.m. Game vs. Chicago

Monday, Oct. 3: Day Off